Addiction Archive

Talking to Your Kids: The Dangers of Fentanyl

In the face of an ongoing opioid epidemic, losing 200 Americans a day to opioid overdoses, we have to talk about fentanyl and the dangers associated with this drug. How do you talk to teenagers and kids about the dangers of drugs without feeling like a bad anti-drug PSA? The prevalence of drugs being laced

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Flipping the Perspective: How we View Addiction in the Home

A wise physician said, “The best medicine for humans is love.” Someone asked, “If it doesn’t work?” He smiled and answered, “Increase the dose.” – Unknown One member of a household lost in active addiction can turn the entire household upside down. Whether it’s the head of household or one of the children is not

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Addiction is not a Moral Deficiency

“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” ― Albert Einstein It’s very easy to say alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease not a moral issue if you have personal experience battling with it. It’s equally easy to say it is not

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Meth: The Forgotten Crisis

“It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with [referring to crystal methamphetamines]” ― Fergie The opioid crisis has now become headline news. It’s talked about from kitchen tables to all the way up to the desk of the President of the United States. There is another monster lurking in the shadows.

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How Do I Know If My Loved One Is an Alcoholic or an Addict?

How will I know? Are you or a loved one suffering from what could be alcoholism or drug addiction? How can we distinguish between actual illness and someone going through a “rough patch.” The first step of the 12 steps provides some significant qualifiers. The two greatest indicators are “powerlessness” and “unmanageability.” For simplicity, this

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How to Tell if a Loved one is Using

How do you tell if a loved one is using drugs or alcohol? While everybody exhibits different signs and symptoms, various telltale signs will allow you to identify a drug or alcohol addiction. Many times, we know something is wrong, but it may not always be easy to determine what the problem is. For those

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5 Signs of Relapse

Knowing the signs of a relapse can be the key to avoiding drinking or using drugs again. Each person has their own relapse signs and symptoms, and as we all know. a relapse happens long before we actually pick up the drugs or alcohol. If you know what you are looking for, you can change

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How to Identify Addiction

How To Identify Addiction Substance abuse treatment can be more successful when an alcohol problem or a drug addiction is identified in the early stages. If a person enters treatment centers early, before they hit rock bottom, they’ll typically have an easier time overcoming their addiction. How can you identify drug abuse? What do you

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Dear Mom, How to Talk to Your Son About Rehab From, An Addict

The mindset of someone who is still using is complicated. There is the want to continue getting high and then there is a little voice underneath all of that chaotic, whirlwind, furious need for substances that is saying things like, “Why am I doing this?”, “I don’t want to hurt my family,” and “I need

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